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Prasanna Mishra

Prasanna Mishra

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A former Civil Servant (1966 to 2004), had worked in different posts with the Government of Odisha & Government of India including Finance Secretary to Government of Odisha, Chairman of Paradip ...more

A former Civil Servant (1966 to 2004), had worked in different posts with the Government of Odisha & Government of India including Finance Secretary to Government of Odisha, Chairman of Paradip Port and Secretary to Government of India. He writes on social and economic issues.

 

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Gangster Hyder Encounter In Odisha
Hyder Encounter: Gory End To A Violent Life

Gangster Hyder was presumably escaping armed with the AK 47 Rifle. In that case, his posterior would have been hit, not anterior. Police will have to do a lot of explaining why he was hit...

Silk City Berhampur in Odisha
Scope Galore Yet Silk City Berhampur Waits For Its Tryst With Destiny

Berhampur's huge potential for growth remains untapped. Compared to the thriving economic activities during good part of the 19th and early part of the 20th centuries that had ramifications even offshore through movement of people...

Mission Shakti in Odisha
Honing Decision Making Power And Managerial Skill - Key To Strengthening Mission Shakti In Odisha

Odisha’s Mission Shakti has in its fold over 6 lakh WSHGs (11% of the country’s total) with 7 million (12% of the total) women members.

Sharecroppers Of Odisha
Sharecroppers Of Odisha - Children Of A Lesser God

The sharecroppers — Bhagachashis — operate under heavy odds and are unable to take a long-term view about farming in the land they till.

Odisha Has To Overcome Many Barriers To Reach 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Odisha Has To Overcome Many Barriers To Reach 2030 SDGs

The areas where the progress of Odisha requires much greater political, social and governance focus are too critical to be trivialised by political cacophony.

Bureaucracy in West Bengal during PM Modi's visit for assessment of damage caused Cyclone Yaas
Defying Protocols, The Chief Secretary Wasn't Right

It was an unprecedented situation India witnessed at Kalaikunda on 28th May, 2021, during the Prime Minister’s visit -- soon after the Cyclone Yaas -- to take stock of the damage the cyclone brought about...

Covid-19 third wave in India
Covid 3.0: Looking At The Third Wave And Beyond

Experts have warned of a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India. Even after the third wave would be over, there is no guarantee that there would be no further virus-related epidemic in India...

Odisha's capital city Bhubaneswar needs regeneration
'Well Planned City' Bhubaneswar Needs Regeneration To Retain Tag

Bhubaneswar enjoys wide reputation as a greatly liveable Indian city with amiable people, soothing afternoon breeze, tasty drinking water and satisfactory air, road and rail connectivity. The city should grow to greater heights as a...

Odisha MSME boost can offer huge job opportunities
Throbbing MSMEs Can Throw Up Jobs In Odisha With The Right Push & Pull

Odisha’s MSME sector has about 4.50 lakh entities with investment of about Rs 22000 crore and employs close to 17 lakh people.

Legal Literacy In Odisha
Odisha Must Move Fast Towards Legal Literacy

Despite exponential spread of literacy in the country after India attained Independence, it is a matter of concern that our people, by and large, continue to be in a state…

Drip-Irrigation-Odisha
Odisha Must Make Its Farm Ecosystem Vibrant Instead Of Romanticising Poverty

In 1992, that’s about 30 years ago, as Agriculture Secretary of Odisha Government, I had visited Nasik, Dhule and Jalgaon region of Maharashtra and looked at the agricultural development. This…

Eco-Retreat-Odisha
Ecotourism Is About Nurturing Nature, Not Pampering Consumerism

Odisha’s overall performance in getting tourists, both domestic and international, has been modest. Of the 185.50 crore domestic tourists in the country in 2018, Odisha attracted only 1.52 crore –…

Cotton Farming In Odisha
Cotton Farming - Odisha Badly Needs A Road Map

India, world’s largest cotton producer, grows cotton in 122 lakh ha (8.74% of the country’s net sown area) and produces now over 361 lakh bales of 170 kgs. While the…

Power-Cut-In-Bhubaneswar
Power Starved Homes In The Powerful City Bhubaneswar

Saroj Rana comes to his small shop close to our house in BJB Nagar of Bhubaneswar from his home near Phulnakhara, driving his bike a good 12 kilometres, to run…

Mahatma Gandhi, Naveen Patnaik
If Ahimsa Is Ultimate Dharma, Why Should It Be In The Preamble Of The Constitution?

A mind free from violence in any form reveals compassion for all objects. It is supportive of the right of every living being to fulfil its goal and to realise its destiny. Believer of Ahimsa...

Efficient-Bureaucracy
Being Humane, Humble & Sensitive, Drivers Of Efficient Bureaucracy

Certain beliefs give both life and living a new dimension. I am not discussing on beliefs that could have religion connect. These beliefs I am talking about are secular, a part of art of living....

A former Civil Servant (1966 to 2004), had worked in different posts with the Government of Odisha & Government of India including Finance Secretary to Government of Odisha, Chairman of Paradip Port and Secretary to Government of India. He writes on social and economic issues.